STRONG: The Strong Museum in Rochester, N.Y., has announced its latest inductees into the World Video Game Hall of Fame.

UNDERGROUND RAILROAD ADDITIONS: At the end of National Park week in April, Second Gentleman of the United States Douglas Emhoff and Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland announced 16 additions…

BIRDWATCH: Jim Bogdan of Otto Township reports that the first rose-breasted grosbeaks of the year arrived at his house on Sunday.

MAY THE 4TH BE WITH YOU: If you are a Star Wars fan, chances are you know today is Star Wars Day. For those who don’t follow as closely, today is a well-known Star Wars pun that launched a holiday.

PARENTAL PEACE: While parenting can be a joy, any parent knows that there are days they would pay good money to get a break. A recent study, conducted by ISoldMyHouse.com, shows that the avera…

VOTER TURNOUT RECORD: Despite unique challenges to voter registration and voting created by COVID-19 and heightened concerns about turnout as a result, the 2020 election had the highest voter …

DINOSAURS: We couldn’t resist sharing this one. This summer, dinosaurs are coming to Orchard Park, N.Y.

WEEK: It’s National Work Zone Awareness Week, and what better way to honor the occasion than for a revamped Move Over Law taking effect today?

LOCAL POET: One of The Era’s subscribers and a Coudersport resident, Randy Lane, has published his own book of poetry. As we make this announcement during National Poetry Month, we want to off…

BOOK SPINE POETRY: The Bradford Area Public Library is encouraging readers to create a poem using the spines of books. The library will continue to sponsor the Book Spine Poetry Challenge thro…

DCNR FOCUSES ON FORESTS: Over the past few years, DCNR has put a renewed focus on streamside forests, or the implementation of riparian forest buffers as a best management practice for water quality.

EARTH DAY: In honor of Earth Day today, below are some fun ways to celebrate and do something earth-friendly at the same time.

INSTAGRAM OVER COLLEGE: A recent study, conducted by PRFire.com, a public relations firm, found that one in 10 Pennsylvanians prefer to have a verified Instagram account over a college degree.

CONNECTED BY EARTH: NASA’s investment in space – both the unique Earth science conducted in orbit and the technology developed by living in space and exploring the solar system and universe – …

BIRTH MONTH FLOWERS: April’s birth flowers are the daisy and the sweet pea.

WORLD VIDEO GAME HALL OF FAME: The Strong’s World Video Game Hall of Fame in Rochester, New York, has announced the 12 finalists for induction: Animal Crossing, Call of Duty, FarmVille, FIFA I…

IN MEMORIAM: Each year, The Era publishes a special section of the newspaper devoted to the men and women who have given the ultimate sacrifice, and perished in service of their country.

KUDOS: Patrick Johnston sent us a note of pride for his hometown, and we thought it was important to share it with our readers.

PARK WEEK: Beginning Saturday, outdoor enthusiasts are encouraged to recreate responsibly with a variety of events in honor of National Park Week — intended to celebrate the nation’s parks and…

NATIONAL WORLD WAR I MEMORIAL: The newest war Memorial in Washington, DC, will be celebrated Friday with a live broadcast. Registration is required to see the flag raising at the National Worl…

THIS WEEK: The second week of April is recognized as National Public Safety Communicators’ Week.

DISTRACTED DRIVING: April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

ARTISTS: No doubt many of our readers have at least one Zippo lighter at home.

CLAIM THE TRAIL WALK: You’re probably one of the thousands of people who walk along the Richard E. McDowell Community Trail each year. It’s no secret that the trail is perfect for walking and …

POETRY: Bradford resident Donald Neal also shared this piece with us, and we are happy we can play a part in restoring his faith on occasion. We in the newsroom credit him with restoring ours …

VISITING KANE: Marilyn Secco recently wrote about reading a book and visiting Kane. The article, “Reading a book and exploring a mansion,” was published in The Courier Express on March 26.

EASTER FACTS & STATS: Wallethub.com compiled a list of interesting facts and statistics related to the upcoming Easter holiday. Total Easter-related spending expected in 2021 is $180 per p…

DANCE: We’ve learned some news that we just have to share. The super popular television show Dancing with the Stars has decided to do community auditions for a special series they plan for this fall.

FLOWERS: Perhaps it is because gardens begin to bloom around Easter time that the holiday is so closely associated with flowers.

BLOSSOMS: In the name of safety, Washington, D.C., isn’t welcoming droves of people to view its famous cherry blossoms this year.

UNEMPLOYMENT: Unemployment rates are higher than in 2019, but they are showing signs that COVID-19 is declining and allowing people to return to work.

LIFELONG LEARNER: Local resident Alex Freeman dropped by the newsroom recently to share the tale of his great-aunt, Mrs. Jane Ware of Smethport, who was a true lover of learning. Mr. Freeman t…

DIAMOND: A song with which most are familiar achieved a huge milestone this week.